Are you interested in advancing racial and social justice in STEM fields? Do you want to gain valuable research skills while also getting paid?
If yes, come work for CERSE!
The Center for Evaluation & Research for STEM Equity (CERSE) at UW is seeking an undergraduate student assistant to assist in ongoing projects. CERSE conducts research and evaluation on diversity, equity, and inclusion in STEM fields. We are a highly collaborative team committed to increasing the participation of women and underrepresented minorities in STEM education and careers. Find out more about the CERSE at http://depts.washington.edu/cerse/
This paid research position ($15/hour) is 10–19 hours per week. Work hours are typically between 9:00AM–5:00PM, Monday through Friday, and are flexible depending on your class schedule. Approximately 90-95% of this position is work related to our evaluation and research projects, while the remaining portion is administrative duties. We would love for you to commit to work for us for more than one quarter.
Duties will include:
- Data collection, data entry, and database management
- Developing databases of publicly available data
- Generating descriptive statistics of survey data
- Conducting simple statistical analysis
- Writing summaries of analytic results
- Preparing materials for presentations
- Office administration
- Assisting with website updates
- Managing the CERSE email account
- Preparing administrative forms, ordering office supplies, and problem-solving for staff
- Weekly meetings to train, debrief, and provide guidance
- An in-depth understanding of how program evaluation and research is conducted.
- Experience working in a highly collaborative environment
- Skills in data analysis and visualization
- Skills managing databases
- Familiarity with efforts to broaden participation in STEM fields
- Good attention to detail
- Some computer background (Word, Excel)
- Currently enrolled undergraduate student at UW
- Preferred: experience with website management (WordPress) and data analysis (SPSS, STATA, R)
- We will train you on campus!
Time commitment & Equipment
- We hope that the student can work 10-19 hours per week. We are flexible with those numbers.
- The specific tasks and responsibilities will depend, in part, on the number of hours per week that the student is able to work, as well as the student’s schedule.
- Regular meetings will take place with CERSE research staff to update on projects.
- Work will be conducted primarily at the CERSE offices in Savery Hall.
- CERSE will provide all needed equipment and training.
If you are interested in joining our team, please email Dr. Cara Margherio at firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
- Your name
- Your class standing
- Your resume; list any relevant coursework and/or research experience.
- A brief letter explaining why you’re interested in working with us.